AAAA is a domain name record, which is basically the IPv6 address of the web server in which the domain is hosted. The IPv6 system was intended to replace the existing IPv4 system in which each and every Internet protocol address is made up of four sets of decimal numbers which range from 1 to 255 e.g. 5.168.208.143. On the other hand, an IPv6 address has 8 sets of 4 hexadecimal digits - ranging from 0 to 9 and from A to F. The reason for this transformation is the significantly smaller amount of unique IPs the present system supports and the quick increase of gadgets which are connected to the Internet. An example of an IPv6 address is 2101:1f34:32e2:2415:1365:4f2b:2553:1345. If you want to direct a domain address to a machine that uses such an address, you need to set up an AAAA record for it, and not the widely used A record, that is an IPv4 address. Both records have the exact same function, but different notations are used, to distinguish the two types of addresses.
AAAA Records in Cloud Hosting
If you'd like to create a new AAAA record a domain address or subdomain hosted in your cloud hosting account, it won't take you more than a few basic steps to do that. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel is rather intuitive to use and it will enable you to set up or edit every single record effortlessly. Once you log in and go to the DNS Records section, in which you'll discover all current records for your domain addresses and subdomains, you will just have to click the "New" button, select AAAA from a small drop-down options menu in the pop-up that'll appear, enter or paste the needed IPv6 address and save the modification - it is as simple as that. The new record is going to be fully working within only one hour and the hostname you have created it for is going to start opening whatever content you have with the other provider. If necessary, you'll also be able to change the TTL (Time To Live) value, which reveals the time in seconds the new record will be functioning after you eventually edit it to something different or you simply erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
Creating a new AAAA record for a domain name or a subdomain hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company features only a couple of simple steps, that you will be able to find inside the Help section of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel as well. You will have to choose the hostname for which the new record will be created from a drop-down menu in which you will find all your domain addresses and subdomains. Creating the new AAAA record is as simple as choosing the one that you need and inputting the IPv6 address for it. This is done with no more than a couple of mouse clicks, so you can very easily direct any hostname to a different service provider by using an AAAA record and use it with whatever service they supply. It's going to take mere seconds for the new record to be live and only around an hour for it to propagate globally, so you will be done in no time. The other provider could also require you to set some TTL value for the AAAA record, that's different from the standard one - 3600 seconds. This feature reveals how long it will take for any new value that you set for your record to take effect as the old value is still active.